Following up on the ECW command stand presented last week, today more ECW figures depart the painting desk. Off the table is a nine-figure regiment of horse in buffcoats and floppy hats. Figures are TAG cavalry from the Thirty Years War range (Swedish?) but I am pressing them into service for the ECW project. Nice sculpts but a bit fragile. Upon close examination, one can see that the trumpeter has already lost the bell of his instrument. This mishap occured during the photoshoot. Fragile little thing. I may try to reconnect the bell to the pipe.Game #2 with the Sumerians and Basic Impetvs occured on Tuesday. With hosting a four-player remote game, once again, the players kept me hopping and photos were few. I may be able to create a patchwork summary battle report but perhaps, not. While the game was entertaining, the post-game discussion prompted a useful analytical exercise. The discussion continued on to email where the relative merits of rules and resolution of specific tactical situations were debated. This conversation sparked a chance to ponder topics on game design, theory, computational validation, and testing. Perhaps fodder for another posting and further discussion.